1. You co-ordinate your body movements
2. You use your whole body, including your neck, face, eyes, mind, your core as well as your extremities.
By implementing the following strategies:
-synchronize your movements
-open your knees, rotate your hips and waist
-shift your weight
-keep your tai chi posture and focus on your dan tian
3. Breathe naturally but use your diaphragm
4. Relax and focus and be consciously aware
As a result, your movements will be smoother, softer and done at a uniform and slow pace.
Lesson #12: ...more refinement of Turn Deflect Parry & Punch, Repulse the Monkey
In spite of it being a holiday and other things and activities on our mind, we had a nice group who came out as their regular routine and practiced tai chi. After warm up exercises, tai chi walk, and 5 sets to music we were ready to tackle our day and make it fun and productive.
Ken's Organic Garden
Ken once contemplated a career in horticulture and becoming a botanist, but he was strongly influenced to go into medicine by his long time friend. He and Mike were roommates in medical school. One of his hobbies that he feels fulfilled is gardening of vegetables, fruit trees, orchids and keeping our yard well kept. Ken also has an herb garden of which we put to good use almost daily in our cooking and baking. Here is a short clip of one of his most productive and healthy vegetable garden!
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Click here for instructional videos covering Needle at the Bottom of the Sea, Flash Arms like a Fan, Turn Deflect Parry Punch
Start Date: week of June 3
How Long: 10 week/ session
Where: Kilauea District Park, Honolulu, Hawaii in big classrooms
What: Yang Style Tai Chi
24 Short Form
10 Form (MONDAY evenings ONLY)
Cost: $20/10 one hour long class
How to Register: Park registration has ended, but you may still enroll by going to Kilauea Park between 2-5pm.
INTRO Class (No experience, brand new to Tai Chi)
Yang 24 Short Form
NOVICE/INTRO Class (Little experience)
Yang 24 Short Form
BEGINNERS Class (Some experience)
Yang 24 Short Form + 10 Form
Monday evening 5:30PM
Need NOT register, come to class to sign up. by donation
Yang 10 Form Class (Little or No experience)
Holiday Dates: NO Class
Tuesday, June 11 Kamehameha Day
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Friday, August 16 Statehood Day
July 12-23 Lucy will be on vacation
All Classes will be held for a 10 week session.
All holidays and vacation dates will be made up.
For more info email me at:
Lesson #8: Position Hands & Feet to Support Movements for Co-ordination and Better Balance
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